Banana Stem Weevil / Banana Pseudostem Borer(केराको थाम घुन )

Catalogue Type
Plant Pests Catalogue
Scientific Name
Odoiporus longicollis
Distinguishing Characters
The adult weevils are black-coloured and measure 23-39 mm.
Red-coloured morphs of theBSW are also encountered in certain banana-growing areas.
Adults are strong fliers and in this way, move from plant to plant.
Gravid females lay yellowish white, elliptical eggs by inserting the ovipositorsthrough ovipositional slits cut by the rostrum on the outer epidermal layer of the leaf sheath of the pseudostem down to the air chambers.
Host Crop
Photo of Insect
Photo of Damaged Crop